Comedy, Indie
Cinephile, Festival Award Winners

Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes


Directed by: Junta Yamaguchi
2020 / 70 minutes / Unclassified all ages

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The Droste effect has never been so loopy!

After a regular day of work at his café, Katō hears his computer screen talking to him, and is met with a bewildering sight—it’s another version of himself, but from two minutes into the future! When future Katо̄ instructs him to check the TV in his café, he finds himself replicating the exact actions he just saw“other Kat​ō” doing. It’s not long before he realises that the two screens are mysteriously linked by a two-minute delay.

Of course, once Katō’s nosey friends catch wind of his new-found ability to foresee the future, they can’t resist trying to use it for their own personal gain, leading to hilarious antics and some very questionable decisions. As this confused timeline goes on, Katō’s longtime crush and some yakuza enter the picture, while a greedily desired “time echo” accelerates the fiasco.

In his directorial debut, Junta Yamaguchi has created a delightfully light-hearted and humorous film that also unravels the philosophical layers inevitably connected with the concept of time travel. As Europe Kikaku’s first feature-length film, Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes is proof that creative execution doesn’t require a fancy budget.

2021 Fantafestival - Gold Bat Award
2021 Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival - Nippon Visions Audience Award

Tuesday 16th November

Palace Barracks, Brisbane

Monday 22nd November

The Kino, Melbourne

Friday 3rd December

Palace Central Sydney, Sydney

Screens in: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Junta Yamaguchi

Cast: Aki Asakura and Kazunari Tosa

Genre: Comedy, Indie

Category: Cinephile, Festival Award Winners

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles